Bayes Centre

Dynamic Web Design

This online credit-bearing course introduces the challenges of setting up a commercially-orientated web site, the lessons learned being applicable to any aspect of digital design practice as a commercial venture.

Course Summary

This course is directed particularly to the technical aspects of design for the web. It comprises the fundamentals of programming with PHP, database design with MySQL, and web solutions using Javascript, jQuery and external APIs. Practical activity will centre around what would be required for the development of the system designed, with some emphasis on its usability for the target audience.

Further information can be found in the University's course catalogue: 

Dynamic Web Design

Course Delivery Information

Start Date:

17th January 2022


Course Duration: 10 weeks 
Total Hours:


200 (Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Online Activities 6, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150)

Method of Assessment:


Coursework 100% - Students are required to submit two assignments: one at an interim stage and one at the conclusion of the course project. The assignment is a group assignment and is assessed as such.



This is an introductory/intermediate Masters course (SCQF Level 11). It develops your skills and provides a detailed overview of the subject - some foundational knowledge or experience is required.

Please see the entry requirements for further details. Masters-level courses are relatively intensive and require independent learning, critical thinking, analysis and reflection.

This course requires working as a group with two other students to design and develop a practical, working website. 

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. The subject discipline is not as important as aptitude and commitment to study in this area.  If you do not meet the minimum academic requirements, you may still be considered if you have relevant professional qualifications or experience.  This could include working in a professional or managerial role, or working as a practitioner (e.g. designer), for several years.  You should have at least some background understanding of basic web technologies (HTML/CSS), either through having taken a course or through working in practice

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language and you have not been living and working in the UK for the last three years, you must provide evidence of English language competency:

English language tests 

We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified*:

  • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each component.
  • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 100 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 with at least 169 in each component.
  • Trinity ISEISE III with a pass in all four components.
  • PTE Academic: 70 overall with at least 59 in each component.

Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the course, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Degrees taught and assessed in English 

We also accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English-speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration: 

We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English-speaking countries.

Your degree must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the course to be used as evidence of English language competency. 

Course Fees and Funding

Course fees for 21/22 are £1,525, but funded places are available for people employed, unemployed or furloughed in Scotland who meet Scottish Funding Council elgibility criteria:

Determining eligibility for a funded place for upskilling takes a number of things into account, including fee status, but also location of employer. SFC provide guidance specifically for upskilling courses:

“Courses/provision is open to all Scottish-domiciled/’home fee’ students, which is consistent with SFC’s policy for core funded student places. Students from the rest of the UK (rUK) are not normally considered eligible for SFC funding. If however a university is working with a Scottish/UK employer which has a physical presence or operating in Scotland, rUK employees of that employer would be eligible.”

Organisations like UKCISA, and the University, provide guidance on how to determine your fee status:

If your fee status is Scotland Fee Rate, RUK Fee Rate, or EU-EEA Pre/Settled Scotland Fee rate, you may be eligible for a funded upskilling place. To determine this we will look at your fee status, residency information and, where relevant, details of your employer, to confirm whether the employer is based in, or has a significant presence, in Scotland.

Funding eligibility will be assessed at the point of each application for each course; you may be asked to provide further information if you do not meet the general residence conditions. Please email us at if you would like to discuss your funding eligibility before applying.

Please note that full-time students (including full-time PhD students) are not eligible for funding.

Apply Now

Applications for January 2022 are now closed.

In order to verify that you meet the entry requirements for this course, you will be required to provide either:

  • a degree certificate/transcript for your highest/most relevant academic qualification, or
  • a CV and reference from an employer (if employed) or professional associate (if unemployed) outlining your suitability for the course

The degree certificate/transcript or CV should be emailed to within 24 hours of submitting your application. References should be emailed to the same address (from an institutional/company account if from your employer) within 1 week of submitting your application. 

Once complete, your application will be processed in 1-2 weeks. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis with priority given to applicants who meet the criteria for a funded place. We aim to email all applicants within 2 weeks of submission regardless of the outcome of their application.